Business Unit:
Group Services
Location:
Group Role - All sites
Salary Details:
£27,660 FTE per annum
Hours Per Week:
37
Weeks Per Year:
52
Annual Leave:
27 days annual leave pro rata per annum
Proposed Interview Date:
25/06/2024
Advertising End Date:
02/06/2024

About The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Support Officer to join East Kent Colleges Group.

The successful candidate will be working in a small team of Executive Support Officers to provide high level support to the Executive team.  This includes comprehensive diary management, ensuring time is structured and organised to meet the priorities of the Executive team, arranging internal and external meetings and minuting a series of committee meetings.  You will be responsible for the preparation, collation and distribution of agendas and meeting papers for a range of Group committee meetings, attending as minute secretary, preparing comprehensive minutes in a timely manner.  A degree of flexibility is required to attend meetings across our colleges within East Kent as and when required.

Working at EKC Group is extremely rewarding with excellent benefits
  • Genuine rewarding role
  • Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Store, retail and gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Opportunity to progress, train and develop
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Laptop/tablet provided to every staff membe

About You

We are seeking to appoint an Executive Support Officer who is highly organised and has excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with senior members of the organisation and external stakeholders.

You
will be
  • proficient in all Microsoft packages.
  • experienced in organising complex diaries and arranging multiple meetings
  • have excellent grammar and communication skills and
  • able to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. 
  • capable of minuting formal meetings and proactively taking forward actions through to conclusion
  • flexible and adaptable to work at any of the six colleges when required

It is desirable that you have 
Maths and English GCSE grade 4 or above along with 3 A-Levels or equivalent in a relevant qualification.

About Us

Outstanding Ofsted Provider

East Kent Colleges Group is an Ofsted Outstanding rated provider. It is proud to be the first General Further Education college organisation in the country to have received the Outstanding grade against each of the strands under the new Ofsted inspection framework. An inclusive provider, our colleagues place our students and the communities we serve at the heart of everything they do across EKC Group and this is illustrated in our ‘Strong’ skills grading by Ofsted.

Commitment to Safeguarding

EKC Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities for upholding these principles. The Group’s designation as a ‘designated establishment’ means that all posts within EKC Group are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. We therefore have an obligation to carry out robust checks to ensure that staff are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults; applicants are therefore advised that appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all successful applicants; job offers will be made on the basis of satisfactory DBS and other checks, including the receipt of two references. If you are successful in obtaining an interview, your suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults will be explored as part of the interview process. Applicants should note that it is a criminal offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. All applicants are required to complete and submit a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

EKC Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of our communities. We are particularly keen to increase the diversity of our staff body and encourage applications from candidates where there is underrepresentation in our workforce. We are proud to hold the Positive About Disability Award; this confirms our commitment to interviewing all applicants who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification. Similarly, our commitment to Care Leavers means that we will interview applicants who meet the minimum criteria and who have declared on their application that they are a Care Leaver.

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to work flexibly and those considering a return to work from a career break.

We do not engage with agencies for permanent staff and have an in-house recruitment team.

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